Joint Tufts / CfA / MIT
Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

Fall 2008


The seminar rotates between the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MIT and Tufts. The organizers are Douglas Finkbeiner (dfinkbei@cfa.harvard.edu), Alison Farmer (afarmer@cfa.harvard.edu), and Jonathan R. Pritchard (jpritcha@cfa.harvard.edu) at the CfA, Alan Guth (guth@ctp.mit.edu) at MIT, and Alex Vilenkin (vilenkin@cosmos2.phy.tufts.edu) at Tufts.


Seminars

Date Speaker Title Options
September 23
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
No seminar
 
September 30
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Justin Khoury
Perimeter Institute
Gravity on the Largest Scales and Cosmic Acceleration
October 7
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Leonardo Senatore
Institute for Advanced Study
The Volume of the Universe after Inflation and de Sitter Entropy
October 14
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Neal Dalal
CITA
A Simple Model for DM Halos
October 21
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Alexander Vilenkin
Tufts
Holographic Multiverse
October 28
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Levon Pogosian
Simon Fraser University
Strings in the Background
November 4
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Leonidas Moustakas
JPL
Strong Gravitational Lensing Probes of Dark Matter
November 11

No seminar (Veterans Day)
 
November 18
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Andrew Frey
McGill University
Cosmic Compactification: Cosmology and the Importance of Dimensional Reduction
November 25
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
David Tucker-Smith
Williams College
Inelastic dark matter and DAMA/LIBRA
December 2
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Michael Salem
Tufts University
The scale-factor cutoff measure on the multiverse
December 9
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Daniel Baumann
Harvard
Advances in Inflation in String Theory
December 16
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Priya Natarajan
Yale and CfA
Cosmology with Gravitational Lensing


Where and when

Unless otherwise noted, the seminars at all three institutions are on Tuesdays at 2:30 pm. The seminars at the CfA are also part of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) Seminar series.

Unless otherwise indicated, the seminars are held at:

TUFTS: Robinson Hall, Room 250
(refreshments are served at 2:00 in the Knipp library, Robinson Hall, 2nd floor)

MIT: Center for Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room, Fourth Floor, Building 6C, Room 6C-442
(refreshments are served at 2:00 in the same room)

CfA: Phillips Auditorium, Building D, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge.


Send suggestions or comments to guth@ctp.mit.edu.

Last modified: Saturday, February 7, 2009 11:19 pm